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Taiwan independence: Should Taiwan declare independence?

  • Independence is what needs to happen!!

    If Taiwan does not declare independence, this will further China's grip and influence on Taiwan. China's plan is to annex Taiwan in the foreseeable future. With China's influence strong on Taiwan, it is an easier feat than with an independent Taiwan. The US would also help Taiwan since the Us have sympathy towards small countries.
    Taiwan is a separate entity with its own government, army, economy and i dentity. I'm a Taiwanese Australian and i would like to see my beloved Taiwan break away from the shackles of China's torment and manipulation.

  • Taiwan is already independent

    Taiwan is already independent. However, Taiwan should officially and formally declare independence and not cower from China. Taiwan and China are vastly different, with different political structures and cultures. Taiwan has already proved it does not need the backing of China for decades, and has emerged as one of the major players in the world economy, earning the classification as one of the four Asian Tigers.

  • Taiwan should be independent

    Taiwan should declare independence from China. China should just let Taiwan go because Taiwan and China are SO different. China takes all of Taiwan's work and claim it as their own. China's threat on declaring war on Taiwan won't happen. Think of it as North Korea and South Korea, Taiwan (South Korea) China (North Korea) Even though Korea has the same language and similar cultures, they cannot be joint together

  • Of course it should

    Taiwan has already gotten independence and it should be recognised as a country as much as China is. This "One China policy" doesn't really make sense. So we should just see it as "Taiwan" and not a part of China as there is a difference between the two in terms of government.

  • Um... You guys are... Weird?

    Um... Are you guys right in the head? The year is 2014. Taiwan has declared independence for quite a long time. And they are faring pretty well without the Chinese. Taiwan is an economically and technologically advanced civilization compared to poverty-ridden China, where there are mass workers who strive to earn a few cents a day... I am glad Taiwan is independent and live like the true MODERN civilizations of Asia (Korea, Japan, etc.) .

  • Why shouldn't they?

    They are not even par of The PRC anyway they have been the ROC since 1949 and Beijing holds no sway over the island except thru threats of war, and if china does put boots on the ground and invades the island they lost politically and would be castrated in front of the UN by the US and would trigger a regional war. Even with all that the true owner of the island if you want get to true historical legality is the United States.

  • Taiwan has never been part of the PRC

    Taiwan has its own currency, culture, democratically elected government, President and laws. China will not attack Taiwan, slaughtering thousands of innocent men women and children. China's trade would stop, its economy would go under and its regions would seek their own independence. Time to declare an independent Republic of Taiwan!

  • I'm from Taiwan, I'm a TAIWANESE

    Taiwan SHOULD declare we are an independent country. We have our special culture which blend of Taiwanese aboriginal, Chinese and Japanese cultures.We also have our own races (Taiwanese aborigines), they are Austronesian peoples instead of Chinese people.The most important thing is we are a democratic polity, we can vote to choose our leader by ourselves, absolutely Taiwan is different from China, and also Taiwan is NOT a part of China.

  • A nation is constitute of their own people

    1)Taiwan satisfies the basic conditions of being an independent nation outlined by the UN.
    2)Taiwan and China has completely different political systems
    3)Apparently majority(over 75%) of Taiwanese do not consider themselves as Chinese. And over 99% do not associate them with the PRC government.
    Sounds like a PRC government is definitely not the government of the Taiwanese people....(unfortunately for CCP)

    4)A nation is called a nation because the people on the land believes so.

    5)Pursue of political freedom and voicing their own opinion is an important, basic human right that we should all respect. No matter where we are from.

  • Offcourse they should

    The peoples republic of china has grown to become a very grim, poluted, and specially "un-free" place. They literary destroyed almost all of its rich history during the cultural revolution, the really small amount of culture left escaped to the island of taiwan; island were the real modern chinise nation flourished, not like that opresive and repulsive place the "peoples republic of china" is today

  • Um... You guys are... Weird?

    Um... Are you guys right in the head? The year is 2014. Taiwan has declared independence for quite a long time. And they are faring pretty well without the Chinese. Taiwan is an economically and technologically advanced civilization compared to poverty-ridden China, where there are mass workers who strive to earn a few cents a day... I am glad Taiwan is independent and live like the true MODERN civilizations of Asia (Korea, Japan, etc.) .

  • Taiwan should not declare independence.

    No, Taiwan should not declare independence. They are better off with the backing of China and needs to stay that way. If they decide to declare independence then this would lead to them constantly fighting one another. If this happens, I am sure that America would then put their two cents in and try to break it up, killing some of our own people.

  • No, Taiwan is stronger with China.

    No, Taiwan should not declare independence, because Taiwan is stronger with China's backing. China has a long history with Taiwan. It is unlikely that, if Taiwan declared independence, that China would leave Taiwan alone for any significant period of time. It is better that they are on the same side politically than constantly fighting.

  • Just a trick

    Taiwan island is part of integral China which has been recognized by over 100 countries in the world and United Nations. The people who live in Taiwan can say whatever they want to say for freedom of speech, but it won't change the fact that the property - this island is belong to China. That's how the international law works. United States understand it and this is why they don't allow Taiwan to declare independence. Even DPP knows this (secretly) and this is why they have the majority government but do not dare declare Taiwan independent. They (DPP) need to use this to trick the people to win their political gains. The people in Taiwan need to wake up and understand the reality of what their fate leads and prepare to deal with it rather than dreaming about unrealistic things.

  • No tangible benefit; simply a nonsensical policy

    In reality China has neither grip nor influence on Taiwan! When dealing with Taiwan's status, it is imperative to distinguish independence in word and independence in deed. In all respects but name, Taiwan is an independent country: it has its own government, economy, military, and constitution. But in word it is not independent merely because no country recognizes it as such. Since Taiwan acts as an independent country in the status quo, what benefit would be gained from declaring independence. This would be nothing but a symbolic move, one that has no benefit but would upset the delicate status quo by unnecessarily provoking China. A declaration of independence would not change how Taiwan operates; it would merely endanger Taiwan by incurring a threat from China. Declaring independence simply is not a sensical policy nor is it a policy that has any real-world benefit for Taiwan.

  • Formal Declaration Triggers Chinese Invasion

    If Taiwan formally declares independence, it would give China tie ideal excuse to invade the island. In 2004, China passed an anti-secession law, stating that it would use military force if all possible means of peaceful reunification is lost. By declaring an independence Republic of Taiwan, China carry out its anti-secession law. Also, the American military will more likely not intervene because China's military is too powerful. If this was the 1990's, back when China was weak, I think the US can defend Taiwan. But times are changing, China is growing stronger every year and the gap between the Chinese and American military is becoming more narrow. China is now strong enough to challenge the US. Also, even if the US intervenes, China will still win because Taiwan is much closer in comparison with the American mainland. Also, American intervention doesn't mean victory because the US has failed to defend South Vietnam and stop the spread of communism in Korea. Overall, formal declaration gives China the excuse to invade Taiwan and there is no way that Taiwan can fend off a Chinese invasion.

  • Formal Declaration Triggers Chinese Invasion

    If Taiwan formally declares independence, it would give China tie ideal excuse to invade the island. In 2004, China passed an anti-secession law, stating that it would use military force if all possible means of peaceful reunification is lost. By declaring an independence Republic of Taiwan, China carry out its anti-secession law. Also, the American military will more likely not intervene because China's military is too powerful. If this was the 1990's, back when China was weak, I think the US can defend Taiwan. But times are changing, China is growing stronger every year and the gap between the Chinese and American military is becoming more narrow. Also, even if the US intervenes, China will still win because Taiwan is much closer in comparison with the American mainland. Also, American intervention doesn't mean victory because the US has failed to defend South Vietnam and stop the spread of communism in Korea. Overall, formal declaration gives China the excuse to invade Taiwan.

  • Formal Declaration of Independence Triggers Chinese Invasion

    If Taiwan formally declares independence, it would give China tie ideal excuse to invade the island. In 2004, China passed an anti-secession law, stating that it would use military force if all possible means of peaceful reunification is lost. By declaring an independence Republic of Taiwan, China carry out its anti-secession law. Also, the American military will more likely not intervene because China's military is too powerful. If this was the 1990's, back when China was weak, I think the US can defend Taiwan. But times are changing, China is growing stronger every year and the gap between the Chinese and American military is becoming more narrow. Also, even if the US intervenes, China will still win because Taiwan is much closer in comparison with the American mainland. Also, American intervention doesn't mean victory because the US has failed to defend South Vietnam and stop the spread of communism in Korea. Overall, formal declaration if independence gives China the ideal excuse to invade Taiwan.

  • Triggers Chinese Invasion

    If Taiwan formally declares independence, it would give China tie ideal excuse to invade the island. In 2004, China passed an anti-secession law, stating that it would use military force if all possible means of peaceful reunification is lost. By declaring an independence Republic of Taiwan, China carry out its anti-secession law. Also, the American military will more likely not intervene because China's military is too powerful. If this was the 1990's, back when China was weak, I think the US can defend Taiwan. But times are changing, China is growing stronger every year and the gap between the Chinese and American military is becoming more narrow. Also, even if the US intervenes, China will still win because Taiwan is much closer in comparison with the American mainland. Also, American intervention doesn't mean victory because the US has failed to defend South Vietnam and stop the spread of communism in Korea. Overall, formal declaration gives China the excuse to invade Taiwan.


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notyourbusiness says2014-12-09T04:37:13.677
Taiwan IS independent.